Mudras & Hand Symbolism: Mudras of the Esoteric Christian Tradition Part 1

Christian Mysticism -- Westminster Seminars February 2022 Series | Westminster Presbyterian Church

As of late I got an email which brought up the issue of whether the Messenger Paul was a spiritualist because of his third paradise experience. Allow me decidedly to express that there is no such thing as a “Christian” spiritualist. Numerous who make this statement do as such based on II Cor.12:2-4, which depicts a disengaged frequency of Paul being conveyed to the Third Paradise.

I know a man in Christ who a long time back whether in the body I don’t have the foggiest idea, or out of the body I don’t have the foggiest idea, God knows-such mystical teachings of jesus a man was up to speed to the third paradise. Furthermore, I know how such a man-whether in the body or aside from the body I don’t have any idea, God knows-was up to speed into Heaven, and heard unspeakable words, which a man isn’t allowed to talk (2 Corinthians 12:2-4)

In stanza 2 the expression “got up to speed” is the Greek work harpazo which is deciphered as holding onto something forcibly. In this case, the word harpazo is in the aorist tense, signifying a one time event. This was a one time event that God himself started.

We should effectively look to isolate Christianity from the secret religions. Our fellowship and association with God comes through divine beauty and the shed blood of Jesus and not through any profound activities that we, at the end of the day, perform! Responding to disclosure is far not quite the same as conjuring these profound encounters through the act of any of the spiritualist disciplines or insightful practices. In the event that our otherworldliness is subject to anything that we, at the end of the day, perform, we are putting together it with respect to works and not on trust!

It is basic to express that Paul didn’t embrace a works based confidence. Paul’s otherworldliness was decisively centered around beauty and not the slightest bit did Paul advance encountering God in a spiritualist manner. At the point when you contrast Paul’s third paradise experience with the remainder of his service it turns into a dark and segregated occasion. He had this experience just a single time in 14 yrs of service. Cutting edge searchers of third paradise encounters would have us accept that they can visit the third paradise consistently. Without a doubt, they should be more “profound” than the Messenger Paul!

It is critical to accentuate that Paul didn’t start this experience nor did he in any capacity highlight this experience as something for us to imitate. He assuredly didn’t show others, how to take the excursion! So called witnesses and prophets working in the pensive and spiritualist customs not just case to have made various excursions to the third paradise yet in addition show others through meetings, books and tapes, how they also can have comparable experiences! Looking for third paradise encounters “with a supernatural conviction” isn’t scriptural and should by no means be participated in.

These encounters as they are being shown today are the same than the mysterious. What they report and participate in is astral travel (astral significance sky). A genuine blood-purchased offspring of God has Christ dwelling inside and doesn’t have to look for him through enchanted third paradise encounters.